Mining Engineers

A mining engineer may refer to a particular type of engineer, who specializes in the formulation of plans that deal with the engineering aspects of extracting mineral resources from the surfaces of the earth. Mining engineers may be involved in conducting investigations related to the profitable extraction of mineral deposits, for which they work in collaboration with geologists, earth scientists and economists. They research and develop scientific techniques that enable the most suitable and convenient ways to mine minerals, while taking into consideration factors like depth, deposit level and other important factors. Mine engineering is one of the most multifaceted disciplines that cover a broad spectrum of subfields including mine designing and evaluation, management of mining operations, geotechnical engineering, mining supply management engineering and evaluation of the market value of mining products. A mining engineer may have a wide variety of roles to play like technical, which may involve planning and designing mining methods, production roles and also business development roles. That may involve efficient project management and marketing. Here are some of the most famous mining engineers from across the world, learn more fascinating facts and details with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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Henri Fayol
(Industrialist, Management Thinker)

Henri Fayol
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Birthdate: July 29, 1841
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Died: November 19, 1925

Henri Fayol was a French mining engineer, author, mining executive, and director of mines. He is credited with developing a theory of business administration called Fayolism. Along with Frederick Winslow Taylor, Henri Fayol is credited with founding modern management methods.

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Richard Trevithick
(Pioneer of steam-powered road & rail transport)

Richard Trevithick
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Birthdate: April 13, 1771
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tregajorran, Cornwall, England
Died: April 22, 1833

Richard Trevithick was a British mining engineer and inventor. A pioneer of rail transport and steam-powered vehicles, Trevithick is credited with developing the first working railway steam locomotive and the first high-pressure steam engine. He was a highly respected figure in the fields of engineering and mining during the peak of his career.

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Henry Ossian Flipper
(Military Leader)

Henry Ossian Flipper
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Birthdate: March 21, 1856
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Thomasville, Georgia, United States
Died: April 26, 1940

Then first Black to have graduated from West Point’s Military Academy, Henry Ossian Flipper was born to slave parents. He also became the first African-American to command US Army troops. He was dismissed unjustly on embezzlement charges and later worked as a civil engineer. His name was cleared posthumously.

William Henry Ashley
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Birthdate: 1778 AD
Birthplace: Powhatan County, Virginia, United States
Died: March 26, 1838

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Henry Croft
(Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly for Cowichan)

Henry Croft
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Birthdate: January 15, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Darling Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: July 28, 1917

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John Hays Hammond
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Birthdate: March 31, 1855
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: June 8, 1936

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Mohammed Al Barwani
(Businessperson, Engineer)

Mohammed Al Barwani
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Birthdate: October 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oman
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John Milne
(Geologist)

John Milne
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Birthdate: December 30, 1850
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: July 31, 1913

John Milne was a British mining engineer and geologist. He is credited with co-founding the Seismological Society of Japan which raised money for the invention of seismographs. John Milne and his team went on to invent the horizontal pendulum seismograph which allowed him to detect various kinds of earthquake waves.

Aïssata Issoufou Mahamadou
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Maine Soroa, Niger

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John Blenkinsop
(Engineer)

John Blenkinsop
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Birthdate: 1783 AD
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: January 22, 1831

John Blenkinsop was an English inventor and mining engineer. He is credited with inventing steam locomotives and designing the first practical railway locomotive. At a time when inventors were content with locomotives drawing up to four times their weight, Blenkinsop continued working on engines that could draw up to 18 times their weight and eventually succeeded in building better locomotives.

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Franz Xaver von Baader
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Birthdate: March 27, 1765
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: May 23, 1841

Roman Catholic philosopher Franz Xaver von Baader followed in his doctor father’s footsteps to study medicine initially but soon switched to mining engineering. He later deviated permanently to politics and religion. Rejecting Western philosophy, he propagated the Scholastic school and penned his thoughts in journals and short essays, using mystical symbols.

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Henry Gannett
(Geographers, Explorers)

Henry Gannett
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Birthdate: August 24, 1846
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bath, Maine, United States
Died: November 5, 1914

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George Reginald Starr
(Secret agent during World War II)

George Reginald Starr
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Birthdate: April 6, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London
Died: September 2, 1980

Eduard von Feuchtersleben
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Birthdate: 1798 AD
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: 1857 AD

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Herman Frasch
(Chemist)

Herman Frasch
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Birthdate: December 25, 1851
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gaildorf, Germany
Died: May 1, 1914

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Khajidsuren Bolormaa
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Birthdate: January 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Daniel C. Jackling
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Birthdate: August 14, 1869
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Missouri, United States
Died: March 13, 1956

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Truman H. Aldrich
(Politician, Civil engineer)

Truman H. Aldrich
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Birthdate: October 17, 1848
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Palmyra, New York, United States
Died: April 28, 1932

Apart from being a civil engineer and a mining executive who established the Cahaba Coal Mining Co., Truman H. Aldrich was also a paleontologist who had received an honorary doctorate and had served as a museum curator. He was also a US Congress representative from Alabama.

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William Bowie
(Engineer)

William Bowie
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Birthdate: May 6, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grassland, Annapolis Junction, Maryland, United States
Died: August 28, 1940

Sir Richard Griffith, 1st Baronet
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Birthdate: September 20, 1784
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 22, 1878

The son of an Irish MP, Sir Richard Griffith, 1st Baronet initially served the Irish Artillery but later devoted himself to mining and geology. Known as the father of Irish geology, he was the first to create a geological map of Ireland and also wrote a land valuation survey of the country.

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Antonia Navarro Huezo
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Birthdate: August 10, 1870
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Salvador, El Salvador
Died: December 22, 1891

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John Petherick
(Traveler)

John Petherick
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Birthdate: 1813 AD
Birthplace: Glamorgan, Wales
Died: July 15, 1882

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R. A. F. Penrose Jr.
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Birthdate: December 17, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 31, 1931